Four Leopards Finish in Top 25 at PL Championships
April 30, 2017
Four members of the Lafayette golf team finished in the top 25 at the 2017 Patriot League Championships hosted by Bucknell at the par-70, 6,624-yard Bucknell Golf Club.
Loyola captured the team title in convincing fashion, winning by five strokes over Army. The Greyhounds finished the three-round, two-day tournament at 5-under 835 while Army finished at even-par 840.
Sunday's final round proved to be the toughest scoring round for the Leopards. After firing a 4-over 284 team score in the first round, Lafayette recorded a 288 in the second round and then carded a 294 in today's final round.
Lafayette junior James Frahm (70-74-73) and freshman Will Halamandaris (71-68-78) tied for 21st overall at 7-over 217 while senior Chad Bell (72-73-73) and freshman Reid Bedell (71-74-73) tied for 23rd at 8-over 218.
Army's Peter Kim won the individual title by four strokes over Bucknell's JP Raftery. Kim finished at 10-under 200, including a 63 in the second round which broke the Patriot League Championship record and tied the Bucknell Golf Club course record.
Additional golfers for Lafayette included sophomore James Croney (37th; 76-73-75--224) and freshman Jake Basilico (45th; 76-78-82--236).